John and I were brainstorming baby names the other night, primarily middle names, as we have ideas for first names.
"Why don't we look at BabyCenter?" I suggested. "They have a whole directory of hundreds of names."
"Middle names?" he asked.
After we cleared it up that middle names are just names that you happen to put in the middle of a full name, we started looking. BabyCenter made some good points about things to consider, like whether a potential nickname could end up making an awkward combination with your last name, or unfortunate initials.
We actually plan to keep our name ideas to ourselves, especially since we aren't even finding out what we're having- but based on our last name, I can tell you what we will not be naming our child.
We definitely couldn't name a girl:
Grace Ann Gogarty
Priscilla Irene Gogarty.
William Ian Gogarty wouldn't really be nice, nor would Brett Ishmael Gogarty
And we absolutely could not name a son Frank Andrew Gogarty.
Everything else is pretty much up for grabs.